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Sixth Annual Moroccan Cultural Festival brings Morocco to Beach City

Shown from left to right during Saturday’s sixth annual Moroccan Festival at the A.C. Whelan School: Councillor-at-Large Steven Morabito, event organizer/Moroccan American Connections in Revere (MACIR) founder Rachid Moukhabir, niece Zehra Raki, festival director Salwa Gardaf, Consul General of Morocco in Boston Carol Kopelman, Mayor Brian Arrigo, Soumaya MaRose, Ward 6 Councillor Richard Serino, State Representative Jessica Giannino, Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky and School Committee Members Michael Ferrante and John Kingston.
Shown from left to right: Christine Jackson, Delia Finneral, Kathy Finneral, Sharon Jackson, Maureen Jackson Converse and Lorraine Jackson accepted a memorial certificate on behalf of Bill Jackson for his dedication in promoting Moroccan culture in the United States.
Shown from left to right: Moroccan-American Cultural Connection in Revere (MACIR) Founder Rachid Moukhabir, Bill Jackson’s niece Kathy Finneral and Councillor-at-Large Steven Morabito accepted an award on behalf of Bill Jackson.
Showing their support are Councillor-at-Large Marc Silvestri, event organizer/MACIR Founder Rachid Moukhabir and Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky.
Soumaya MaRose, who was in traditional Moroccan dress, danced onstage.
Kathy Finneral accepted her award on behalf of her uncle for his time in promoting Moroccan culture.
The Lionesses El Atlas performed.
Adil Canadi on piano and Elhouari Haddar on guitar performed cultural music.
Singer Suad Amjadhi sang Moroccan songs.

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